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RFID Journal covers RFID health care technologies and applications that allow hospitals to track assets, monitor patients, automate payments and increase profitability.

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals' ICUs in Delhi Use RFID to Track Equipment

The intensive care units now know in which zone each of their 300 critical-care assets was last detected; the organization plans to expand its deployment to another hospital.

Health Care Case Studies

Toronto Hospital Improves OR Department

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre RFID-tracks surgery patients to reduce bottlenecks and keep family members and friends informed.

Health Care Features

Solutions for Automotive, Health Care and Retail

The Sensor Tadpole tag helps automobile manufacturers ensure that their vehicles are watertight; VueTrack-UDI enables medical device manufacturers to comply with the FDA's identification mandate and achieve internal benefits; Clarity 3.X software lets retailers manage enterprisewide inventory processes more effectively.

Health Care Editor's Notes

Awards Finalists Highlight the Maturation of RFID

The scope and complexity of many deployments show that RFID can play a role in mission-critical applications.

Health Care Expert Views

Managing Surgical Instruments

RFID can improve patient safety and deliver cost savings to hospitals.

Health Care Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Health Care How To Articles

How to Conduct a Successful Proof of Concept

This important test will help you determine how best to use RFID to solve your problems.

Health Care Videos

Health Care White Papers

  • RFID: The Cure for the Clinical Trial Blues
    Published April 2016
    RFID is making its way into a growing number of industries as the technology matures. New markets are developing rapidly, especially in the world of clinical trials, where RFID could help speed medications to market and reduce drug-development costs by making trials more efficient and accurate. Terso Solutions' Joe Pleshek explains how RFID can provide frequent verification of clinical drugs at each stage of a trial, account for who removed or dispensed product from storage, and track subject assignment, timestamps and environmental conditions. (7 pages)
  • Strategies for Ensuring Integrity for Medical Tissues and Devices
    Published April 2016
    Recent advances in medical device technology, surgical procedures and tissue preservation are revolutionizing the health-care industry. However, this expanded capability requires an equally sophisticated system to track devices, prosthetics and tissues as they move through the supply chain; a mistake or shortfall can have serious consequences. Terso Solutions's Joe Pleshek explains how RFID technologies can offer near-real-time item-level visibility, safely and securely. (9 pages)
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